Idaho Senate

Last updated
Idaho State Senate
Idaho State Legislature
Seal of Idaho.svg
Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
New session started
January 7, 2019
Leadership
Janice McGeachin (R)
since January 7, 2019
President pro Tempore
Brent Hill (R)
since 2011
Majority Leader
Minority Leader
Michelle Stennett (D)
since 2012
Structure
Seats35
Idaho State Senate partisan breakdown.svg
Political groups
Majority
  •    Republican (28)

Minority

Length of term
2 years
AuthorityArticle IV, Idaho Constitution
Salary$16,438/year + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 6, 2018
(35 seats)
Next election
November 3, 2020
(35 seats)
RedistrictingIdaho Redistricting Commission
Meeting place
State Senate Chamber
Idaho State Capitol
Boise, Idaho
Website
Idaho Senate
State Senate Chamber at the Idaho State Capitol in Boise Idaho State Capitol, Chamber of the Senate-6573.jpg
State Senate Chamber at the Idaho State Capitol in Boise

The Idaho Senate is the upper chamber of the Idaho State Legislature. It consists of 35 Senators elected to two-year terms, [1] each representing a district of the state. The Senate meets at the Idaho State Capitol in Boise, Idaho. [2]

Contents

Composition of the Senate

Since 1960, the Idaho Senate has been controlled by the Republican Party. [3] Since December 1, 2018, Republicans have held 27 seats and Democrats have 7.

AffiliationParty
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic
52nd Legislature (1992–1994)231235
53rd Legislature (1994–1996)27835
54th Legislature (1996–1998)30535
55th Legislature (1998–2000)31435
56th Legislature (2000–2002)32335
57th through 63rd Legislature (2002–2016)28735
64th Legislature (2016–2018)29635
65th and 66th Legislature (2018–present)28735
Current Voting Share

Leadership of the 66th Legislature

PositionNamePartyDistrict
President/Lieutenant Governor of Idaho Janice McGeachin Republican
President Pro Tempore Chuck Winder Republican20
Majority Leader Kelly Anthon Republican27
Assistant Majority Leader Abby Lee Republican9
Majority Caucus Chair Mark Harris Republican32
Minority Leader Michelle Stennett Democratic 26
Assistant Minority Leader Grant Burgoyne Democratic 16
Minority Caucus Chair Janie Ward-Engelking Democratic 18

Committee Chairs of the 66th Legislature

CommitteeChairmanPartyDistrict
Agriculture Affairs Republican
Commerce and Human ResourcesRepublican
EducationRepublican
FinanceRepublican
Health and WelfareRepublican
Judiciary and RulesRepublican
Local Government and TaxationRepublican
Resources and EnvironmentRepublican
State AffairsRepublican
TransportationRepublican

Members of the Idaho Senate

Current composition. Idaho Senate map.svg
Current composition.
DistrictRepresentativePartyResidenceCounties Represented
1 Jim Woodward Republican Sandpoint Bonner, Boundary
2 Steve Vick Republican Dalton Gardens Kootenai
3 Peter Riggs Republican Post Falls Kootenai
4 Mary Souza RepublicanCoeur d'AleneKootenai
5 David Nelson Democrat Moscow Benewah, Latah
6 Dan G. Johnson Republican Lewiston Lewis, Nez Perce
7 Carl Crabtree Republican Grangeville Bonner, Clearwater, Idaho, Shoshone
8 Steven Thayn Republican Emmett Boise, Custer, Gem, Lemhi, Valley
9 Abby Lee Republican Fruitland Adams, Payette, Washington
10 Jim Rice Republican Caldwell Canyon
11 Patti Anne Lodge Republican Huston Canyon
12 Todd Lakey Republican Nampa Canyon
13 Jeff Agenbroad RepublicanNampaCanyon
14 C. Scott Grow Republican Eagle Ada
15 Fred Martin Republican Boise Ada
16 Grant Burgoyne DemocratBoiseAda
17 Alison Rabe DemocratBoiseAda
18 Janie Ward-Engelking DemocratBoiseAda
19 Melissa Wintrow DemocratBoiseAda
20 Chuck Winder RepublicanBoiseAda
21 Regina Bayer RepublicanMeridianAda
22 Lori Den Hartog RepublicanNampaAda
23 Christy Zito Republican Hammett Elmore, Owyhee, Twin Falls
24 Lee Heider Republican Twin Falls Twin Falls
25 Jim Patrick Republican Twin Falls Jerome, Twin Falls
26 Michelle Stennett Democrat Ketchum Blaine, Camas, Gooding, Lincoln
27 Kelly Anthon Republican Declo Cassia, Minidoka
28 Jim Guthrie Republican McCammon Bannock, Power
29 Mark Nye Democrat Pocatello Bannock
30 Kevin Cook Republican Idaho Falls Bonneville
31 Steve Bair Republican Blackfoot Bingham
32 Mark Harris Republican Soda Springs Bear Lake, Bonneville, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida, Teton
33 Dave Lent RepublicanIdaho FallsBonneville
34 Doug Ricks Republican Rexburg Madison, Bonneville
35 Van Burtenshaw Republican Terreton Butte, Clark, Fremont, Jefferson

Past composition of the Senate

See also

Related Research Articles

Ada County, Idaho County in Idaho, US

Ada County is located in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2010 United States Census, the county had a population of 392,365, making it the state's most populous county, with 23.3% of the state's 2010 population. The county seat and largest city is Boise, which is also the state capital.

Political party strength in U.S. states is the level of representation of the various political parties of the United States in each statewide elective office providing legislators to the state and to the U.S. Congress and electing the executives at the state and national level.

Idaho Legislature

The Idaho Legislature consists of the upper Idaho Senate and the lower Idaho House of Representatives. Idaho is divided into 35 legislative districts, which each elect one senator and two representatives. There are no term limits for either chamber.

Idaho Republican Party Idaho affiliate of the Republican Party

The Idaho Republican Party (IDGOP) is the Idaho state affiliate of the United States Republican Party. The headquarters are in Boise, Idaho. Since the 2010 general election, Republicans have held all congressional and statewide offices in Idaho. The 2016 general election yielded a Republican supermajority in the state legislature, with 84% of members serving as Republicans.

Jim Risch United States Senator from Idaho

James Elroy Risch is an American lawyer and politician who has served as the junior United States Senator from Idaho since 2009. A member of the Republican Party, he served as lieutenant governor of Idaho from 2003 to 2006 and from 2007 to 2009, and as governor of Idaho from 2006 to 2007.

Arizona Senate Part of the Arizona Legislature, the state legislature of the US state of Arizona

The Arizona Senate is part of the Arizona Legislature, the state legislature of the US state of Arizona. The Senate consists of 30 members each representing an average of 219,859 constituents. Members serve two-year terms with term limits that limit Senators to four terms for a total of eight years. Members of the Republican Party are currently the majority in the Senate.

Idaho Democratic Party Political party

The Idaho Democratic Party is the affiliate of the Democratic Party in the state of Idaho. Although the party has been in the minority for most of the state's history, it has produced several notable public figures, including the late U.S. Senator Frank Church and former governor and Secretary of the Interior Cecil Andrus.

Wisconsins 5th congressional district

Wisconsin's 5th congressional district is a congressional district of the United States House of Representatives in Wisconsin, covering most of Milwaukee's northern and western suburbs. It presently covers all of Washington and Jefferson counties, most of Waukesha County, and portions of Dodge, Milwaukee and Walworth counties. It is currently represented by Republican Scott Fitzgerald.

Idaho House of Representatives

The Idaho House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the Idaho State Legislature. It consists of 70 representatives elected to two-year terms. The state is divided into 35 districts, each of which elects two representatives to separate seats. It meets at the Idaho State Capitol in Boise, Idaho in the State Capitol Building.

Episcopal Diocese of Idaho

The Episcopal Diocese of Idaho is the diocese of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America with jurisdiction over Idaho south of the Salmon River. It also includes one congregation in Wyoming. It is in Province 8 and its cathedral, St. Michael's Cathedral, is in Boise, as are the diocesan offices.

Idahos 2nd congressional district

Idaho's 2nd congressional district is one of two congressional districts in the U.S. state of Idaho, in the eastern portion of the state. Beginning with the 2012 election, the district expanded westward and now includes most of Boise, the state capital and largest city.

Russ Fulcher U.S. Representative from Idaho

Russell Mark Fulcher is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Idaho's 1st congressional district since 2019. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served in the Idaho Senate where he represented Legislative District 21 from 2005 to 2012 and Legislative District 22 from 2012 until 2014.

Michelle Stennett is a Democratic Idaho State Senator for District 26 (Ketchum) since 2010. She was elected to the Idaho Senate in 2010, succeeding her late husband Clint Stennett. Stennett currently serves as senate minority leader.

Joe A. Palmer is a Republican Idaho State Representative since 2008 representing District 20 in the A seat.

Brent J. Crane is a Republican Idaho State Representative since 2006 representing District 13 in the A seat. He has been Assistant Majority Leader since 2010.

Janice McGeachin American politician from Idaho

Janice K. McGeachin is an American politician and businesswoman serving as the 43rd lieutenant governor of Idaho, since 2019. She is the first female lieutenant governor of Idaho.

Lori Den Hartog has been a Republican member of the Idaho Senate since 2014 serving District 22.

Heather Scott American politician and biologist from Idaho

Heather Scott is an American politician. A member of the Republican Party, she is the Idaho state representative representing District 1 in the A seat, which she has held since 2015.

Gayann DeMordaunt is a Republican Idaho State Representative representing District 14 in the B seat since 2016.

C. W. Moore Park

C. W. Moore Park is a 0.28-acre (0.11 ha) urban park in Boise, Idaho. The park is managed by the Boise Parks and Recreation Department and includes architectural artifacts from some of Boise's demolished buildings.

References

  1. "Constitution of the State of Idaho". sos.idaho.gov. Retrieved February 2, 2018.
  2. "Senate – Idaho State Legislature". legislature.idaho.gov. Retrieved April 19, 2017.
  3. Cotterell, Adam (May 13, 2014). "How Idaho Became A One Party State" . Retrieved April 19, 2017.

Coordinates: 43°37′04″N116°11′59″W / 43.61778°N 116.19972°W / 43.61778; -116.19972